“There is No Leaving” – How to Keep Your Animals Happy When You Leave Them

At the “tail” end of the day, I asked Panther Ridge founder Judy Berens to select the neediest cat for our group to connect with. She chose Mattie, a 16 year old Clouded Leopard. Mattie ran over to the fence to greet us immediately and I received a clear Judy/Matti love message right away: “Love me, love me, love me.” She looked like a kitten desperately wanting to play.

It seemed like she was very lonely, and I asked if she wanted a mate. No, she wanted Judy! Judy agreed, and said they were very close. “Mattie would be happy to curl up in bed with me if I let her!”

Judy went right in the enclosure and you can see in this photo the love oozing between the two. Judy said she was feeling badly that lately she hadn’t been giving Mattie enough attention. Mattie would respond by biting her ankles as she tried to walk around or leave.

I noted that Mattie wasn’t angry; she was attempting to grab Judy and keep her there longer. This reframe of emotions can be very useful to unravel a difficult situation. Because Judy felt guilty, she assumed Mattie’s behavior was coming from anger.

Judy sat down in Mattie’s pen while our group practiced their newly refined communication techniques. One student shared that she learned to always tell her animals where she was going and when she would be returning, using pictures and imagery that an animal could reference (see exercise below). I agreed, adding to send positive thoughts daily, letting them know you are okay, instead of sending worry, and guilt that we are away and they must be sad.

So in Mattie’s case, Judy wasn’t traveling, but spending her time with 20 other cats and sanctuary duties. Judy felt overwhelmed with sadness at not being able to do more for Mattie. One of the participants, a holistic vet, reassured Judy, telling her that she couldn’t possibly do more, that all the animals were extremely healthy and vibrant, had beautiful clean stimulating environments, and for the most part were extremely happy. It was so true. She went on to say; “and you can be with her in your heart.”

So we talked about how Judy could send love, rather than worry or guilt, whenever she thought of Mattie or walked by her pen. “Love, love, love”, says everything is okay. I explained that when we shift our energy, our intentions and thoughts, the animals will feel it and respond accordingly. Consciously sending love fills the long hours of physical separation.

Judy began sending love instead of guilt and sadness at not being able to play more, and we all watched as Mattie shifted too. When I felt that Mattie was calmer, I asked Judy to begin to stand up and move slowly toward the gate, sending love, love, love. Mattie came toward Judy, but not with the same gusto. She grabbed at Judy’s legs with her paws, but didn’t bite, and I asked Judy to stand still, and again beam love. Mattie instantly rolled over on her back, and let go of her legs. “This is habit too,” I commented. “She is used to chasing your legs when you head out.” Habit, not anger. This new understanding changed Judy’s entire emotional response. “Send more love, and wait.” Mattie slowly got up and calmly retreated to the back of her cage. “Now, begin to walk toward the gate without changing your energy.” Judy did this beautifully. As she closed the gate, Mattie just watched serenely from a distance. “In this space of love, there is no leaving.”

Problem: Animals Become Distraught When Left

I noticed that my puppy Suki would be really calm if I told her where I was going, how long, when I would return, and why she couldn’t come with me. On the few occasions I forgot to mention it, she would look like she was about to bolt through the window.

Whenever you are going out or leave your animals for a time, your animals may feel sad, upset, or even aggressive.

One very smart “investment” horse was so tired of everyone coming and going without explanation she began attacking them when they left her stall. It was only when I asked the people to share with her their plans: “I am getting the grooming bucket, or tack, or that they would come back tomorrow to ride”, etc. that she would begin to let them in and out of the stall without incident.

Animals understand much more than we think. They know when you are planning to go on vacation long before you get the suitcase out. So how can you ease their minds this summer? Tell them what is happening! Trying to hide it is not working is it? So have a good heart to heart whenever you are planning a trip. You should also be doing this whenever you are leaving the house without them (and in the summer please leave them home in the air conditioning… cars just get way too hot).

Exercise to Calm Animals when Leaving them Behind:

* Center yourself and become quiet

* Get your animals attention by calling their name

* Focus on your heart space and feel warmth and love

* Tell them you will be leaving and the reason why-very important! They may not like it but they will feel included and considered and they may even gain some understanding of the human perspective

* Explain why they need to stay home (or wherever they will be) e.g. it is too hot and you will suffer, etc.

* Tell them when you will return (pictures follow thoughts so you may picture 7 sunsets, 7 dinners, etc)

* Pick a time every day to connect with them: e.g. each morning you will think of them and send loving energy and let them know you are okay. One person sent her dog the color yellow as it was the color of a favorite robe she left with her dog when traveling.

* Make sure your thoughts and emotions are positive when you connect, because if you are worrying about them, they will feel the worry and it will be compounded as they wonder if you are okay.

Make Money With Animals – This Article Shows You 15 Ways

A Day In The Life Of An Animal Shelter

Working and volunteering at an animal shelter is rewarding and fun… however it isn’t always easy. There is much more to it than playing with puppies and snuggling with sleeping kittens. People who work and volunteer at shelters have to be dedicated and big-hearted. When someone decides they cannot take care of their pet anymore, or when strays are found, shelter workers are there to take the place of the owner. There are a few main facets that go with maintaining a shelter, including responsibilities, maintenance/upkeep and funding. A shelter must maintain all of these things in order to provide a healthy, safe environment for the animals.

Responsibilities

The first aspect of maintaining a shelter is all of the responsibilities that shelter workers have. They have to clean, feed, provide attention and love; they are responsible for the overall welfare of a number of animals. Shelters often have difficulties finding enough volunteers because they need so many and it is a big and sometimes messy job.

Maintenance/Upkeep

Shelters have to be kept tidy and maintained. Whether it is a non-profit, donations-only, or government funded facility, there are always going to be problems that need to be fixed such as everything from leaky pipes to broken fences to electrical issues. There generally isn’t a whole lot of money coming through a shelter, so maintenance problems, that can often times be expensive, can be a large source of anxiety for shelter workers. Shelters also need to maintain a high level of cleanliness for the health of the animals, as well as the workers and visitors. Disease can spread quickly through a shelter, so keeping the place clean is of utmost importance.

Funding

The next aspect that comes with working at a shelter is funding. Vaccinations, spay/neutering and any medical issues of an animal are the most challenging aspect that any director will face because it all costs money. Not only do some of the worker wages depend on donations from the public, but the reason the shelter exists, the care of the animals, does as well. Shelters also need funding to advertise the facility. Gifts and donations from the public make a shelter’s lifesaving work possible. You don’t need to be able to donate large sums of money; donation of your time and/or skills is also a way to help a shelter make ends meet.

Along with all of the hard work and dedication that goes into working at a shelter, it is a truly rewarding job for those who stick with it for the long term. Without the workers, shelters don’t exist. Though they can’t say it, animals rely on these workers to provide them with the best lives possible. You can help too by volunteering at an animal shelter.

Powerpoint Slide Show To Web Page – Blog

Lots of beautiful or useful PowerPoint slide show can be placed on our websites with the popular Flash movie format. If you are a webmaster who is good at PowerPoint or have PowerPoint presentations to share with others, you will be interested in this article.

This Article contains:

1, Embed PowerPoint slide show to web page

2, Embed PowerPoint slide show to Blog (Insert PowerPoint to blog,blogspot, myspace, wordpress,etc)

3, How to email a big size PowerPoint presentation

4, How to insert flash to blog (embed flash to blog, blogspot, wordpress, myspace, etc)

Of course you can put the PowerPoint presentation on a web site directly as a normal PowerPoint PPT or PPS file. The file can be downloaded and viewed by customers who have Microsoft PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer installed on their computers. But, does everyone have PowerPoint on their computer? Of course not! Thus this way is not proper to widely distribute your PowerPoint presentations.

Let’s consider the method that converting the PowerPoint presentations to html pages? Obviously by this way we can get directly html web pages to put in our web space. But the html format can not obtain the animations and transitions of the original PowerPoint presentation. And the kind of html pages may make our web site very slow! What is the best way to distribute the PowerPoint presentation in the internet´╝čTo reply this question, there are three aspects should be taken to consideration: 1, Obtain the PowerPoint animations and transitions. 2, Easy to add to the web page. 3, Protect the author copyrights Then which format is the best choice? HTML, PPS/PPT, or Flash? Obviously Flash is the best format which can fulfil above requirements

Advantage for converting PowerPoint to flash: 1, Preserve the original PowerPoint animations and transitions. 2, Reduce up to 90% of the PowerPoint file size. 3, Password protect the output Flash presentation. No one can edit it except the author. 4, Embed the Flash anywhere, create beautiful web page. 5, Small size file is easy to be emailed to others.

How to convert PowerPoint slide show, PowerPoint presentation to Flash? Just follow below steps.. Steps:

1. Download the PowerPoint to flash conversion tool: Download: http://www.sameshow.com/

2. Install the PowerPoint to Flash tool as a PowerPoint plug-in 3. Launch PowerPoint and import the presentation 4. Configure the Publish Settings in PPT2Flash 5. Add some multimedia content to the presentation with ” Record narration” “import audio” “insert flash” features. 6. Click “Publish”

The picture guide of the steps: PPT2Flash is an add on of the PowerPoint, you can find it in the PowerPoint tool bar:

Publish Settings:

Password protection(in the Publish Settings- Other):

Insert Flash to the presentation:

Publish:

How to insert flash to your blog or web page?

This little article is mainly to tell you how to embed flash in to blog, insert a flash to blog is always interesting. Now , let’s begin!

Step 1. Upload the flash to web You can use FREE file upload service listed here to upload the converted flash to web. http://www.mediawart.com/

When upload is done,copy the URL of the uploaded flash file.

Step 2. Insert the flash file to Google Blog Google Blog does not have a native feature for you to insert flash to a blog post directly. You should use some HTML coding to insert it.

A.Create a new post or open edit an exciting one. B.Switch to Edit Html pane C. Insert the flash to blog with the following html coding

Note:” URL of the uploaded flash file” included in the coding should be the URL of the uplaoded flash to web with the uploading services.

Step3. Publish Blog

Tips: 1.You can import audio to the presentation by choosing from the menu “import audio”.

Blogging a Book Is Easier Than Ever and Other Benefits of Blogging

I’ve been blogging for years and can’t imagine not having this avenue for getting my message out to market. Blogging also allows me to build community, position myself as a thought leader in some circles, generate revenues and write about virtually anything I want to teach on or express my opinion on.

I’m always amazed when someone doesn’t seem to understand the value of blogging. There are so many benefits of starting and maintaining a blog. Without a doubt, the return on investment far exceeds just about anything you can do to grow your business.

Building community

One of the best ways to build community is to start by commenting on blogs that your potential readers would be interested in. When you comment, create value with what you write. Commenting is a great way for people to get to know you. Keep in mind, one comment on one blog is not going to get you much traction. Consistency will.

Inviting thought leaders and your readers to write posts for your blog is yet another way to build community.

Inviting your readers to leave comments on posts will get them more involved than if you simply hope for people to leave comments.

Being viewed as a thought leader

Blogging about things you are passionate about and you’re willing to take a stand on, will position you as a thought leader. The reality is, there are not many limitations on what you can blog about.

What frustrates you? What upsets you? What do you believe in? Whatever answers you came up with, be willing to blog about it.

Many a blog have been started by stay at home moms who were passionate about better education for their children. Countless blogs have been started by those committed to the well-being of animals. Blogs on fashion, money, nutrition, relationships and just about anything are started on a daily basis.

Each blog that gets started is an opportunity for the blog owner to have a positive impact on those things that are important to them and their community. As with building community, sticking with your blog on a consistent basis is key to your success.

Visibility

I’ve had incredible opportunity show up because of blogging. One of the most amazing was when I used my blog to raise awareness and funds for rescue animals. I’m passionate about the care of animals. Little did I realize how many of my readers have similar interests. That is, until I hosted a fundraiser using Thunder clap and Go Fund Me and blogged about it.

As a result, I was invited to speak at Blog Paws. From there, I have presented at WIPIN and IBPSA conferences. Each of these opportunities has created more opportunities.

The blog gives me incredible visibility and yours can do the same for you.

Monetization opportunities

There are many ways you can make money with your blog. You can sell products directly from your blog. You can offer affiliate products from Amazon, JVZoo, Click Bank, or directly from a vendor.

A great way to position an affiliate product is to review something you use and like. For example, I’ve been using Instant Teleseminars for years. It’s an excellent platform for teleseminars and webinars.

The downside for some is pricing. Although there are plenty of free services, the functionality of Instant Teleseminars compared to the free services is far superior.

Boom! I just gave you an actual example of how to do a short review for an affiliate product.

Traffic conversion

There are several actions that can be considered traffic conversion. The most obvious is when someone opts in for something you give them in return such as an e-Report, a webinar seat, an audio file, a complimentary consulting session or a group training to name just a few opportunities to convert visitors into subscribers on your list.

A word of caution; avoid giving away something that requires a lot of your time such as consulting sessions. Rather than making it open to anyone, you can require visitors complete an application that allows you to determine if the person is a great fit for time on the phone with you.

Other types of conversions would be setting an appointment for professional services such as carpet cleaning, initial dental checkup, dog boarding, dog grooming or any service you offer.

For extremely high-end services, selling directly from your blog may not be the best choice. A great choice is to encourage visitors into what is referred to as an engagement series. This is exactly as it sounds; engagement with your visitors with high value information.

Driving traffic to your social media networks

I love using my blog to encourage visitors to join my private Facebook group. It’s all very fine that people read my blog posts, but there’s no guarantee they will return. By offering them the opportunity to be a part of my private Facebook group, I have more opportunity to build engagement and value for them.

Writing a book

Yup! Blogging is a powerhouse way to write a book.

“Most bloggers, on the other hand, write a ton of books-probably three or four books per year on average, but most of them don’t ever realize they’ve done so,” Nina Amir reveals.

“Later-sometimes much later-they realize they’re sitting on a ton of content that could be turned into a book.

“Many make the mistake of not bothering to consciously write a book. They just blog.

“Here’s a better way: Plan out the content for a book, then write the book in post-sized bits every day and publish the posts-the book-on your blog.”

To get the most out of your blogging efforts, create a vision for what you would like to happen because of having a blog.

Is it for visibility? Monetization? To be viewed as an authority? To build a subscriber list? To write a book?

Whatever your reasons, plan your course, stay focused and stick with it.